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Adolph Bollack

Posted on March 11, 2024

Adolph Bollack was born in Riedselz, Alsace, France in 1841. At 15 years old he immigrated to the United States on a 3-mast sailing ship. The voyage was beset by storms andtook 57 days. He moved to New Orleans to start a business. When Louisiana joined the Confederacy, Adolph was conscripted into the Confederate Army Continue Reading »

Louis Wise

Posted on February 24, 2024

Wise, Louis, Union Soldier. At 4:30 o’clock this morning, August 25, 1896, after a long and painful illness, Louis Wise passed away from the ranks of the living to the realm of the dead. He was born 56 years, 1 month and 11 days ago at Mainz, Germany. He came to the United States with Continue Reading »